PORIFERA : HALICHONDRIDA : AxinellidaeSPONGES

Axinella parva Picton & Goodwin, 2007


Axinella parva

Description: In shape this species consists of rounded lobes with a slightly narrower base, 1-3 cm in width and height. Pale yellow-brown in colour with a grooved or sulcate appearance to the surface. The oscules are inconspicuous, at the tip of small transparent chimneys of tissue.

Habitat: In areas with strong tidal streams, generally in the circalittoral zone.

Distribution: Currently known only from the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland.

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 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Axinella parva Picton & Goodwin, 2007. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C3622 Accessed on 2017-11-20

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